Boat trip through the wetland woods De Alde Feanen

Alde Feanen National Park is a national park in the Netherlands province of Friesland. The Alde Faenen is also a Natura 2000 area.

The Alde Feanen is part of the communities Boornsterhem, Smallingerland and Tietjerksteradeel. Its size is about 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi). Part of the national park is the lake area Princenhof (or Princehof). The Alde Feanen contains morasses, lakes, forests, peat and meadows. In the area at least 450 plant species and 100 bird species can be found.

In the village of Eernewoude there is a visitors centre, De Reidplûm, close to the stork breeding station It Eibertshiem.

The area is owned by It Fryske Gea since 1934. After a preparation period of 4 years, the Minister of Nature designed it as the 20th national park in the Netherlands in 2006.

In the Alde Feanen are several monumental wind mills, such as 'De Ikkers', a so-called 'spinnenkopmolen' from the 18th century.

Info: http://www.grou-touristinformation.nl/en/

Wetland Woods

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